RoRo vessel facility at APM Terminals Pipavav
APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd) hosted the maiden call by RoRo operator Höegh Autoliners vessel–m.v. HOEGH ANTWERP at Pipavav Port.
HOEGH ANTWERP berthed at Pipavav Port in late January 2016 to load Ford’s small and midsized cars, being exported from its Sanand plant in Gujarat. In August 2015, APM Terminals Pipavav commenced operations of its RoRo facility and successfully berthed its first RoRo vessel m.v.Grand Dahlia at the port. So far over 10,000 cars have been shipped from Pipavav Port since the commencement of the RoRo facility.
Commenting on the occasion, Keld Pedersen, Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav, said, “This is a proud moment for us at APM Terminals Pipavav as we are in line with our commitment of providing multiple services by adding value to our existing portfolio.
The berthing of the vessel HOEGH ANTWERP underlines that RoRo facility at Pipavav Port has been developed with most modern facilities and well trained staffs. With Gujarat becoming a hub for manufacturing, we hope to contribute by offering best logistic support going forward as well”.
APM Terminals Pipavav [Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd.] is a part of the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network of 64 operating ports, terminal facilities and 135 Inland services, employing 20,600 professionals across 58 countries around the world. It is India’s first Public Private Partnership (PPP) Port with excellent connectivity to the Gujarat Region and the Northern hinterlands of India.